(FixThisNation.com) – Anurag Chandra, from Corona, California has been sentenced to life in prison after he killed three teenage boys who had played a doorbell-ringing prank on him in 2020.
Chandra, 45, was originally convicted by a jury in April of three counts of attempted murder, and three counts of first-degree murder. Following his conviction he was facing the possibility of life in prison.
The incident occurred on Jan. 19, 2020, in Riverside County. At the time the group of six boys was having a sleepover, then one dared to ring Chandra’s doorbell and drive off.
After ringing the doorbell the teens who were in a 2002 Toyota Prius drove away. However, Chandra was not willing to let the incident go so he started following them in his 2019 Infiniti Q50. In time he managed to catch up with them close to Temescal Canyon Road.
That was when Chandra proceeded to sideswipe their vehicle leading to them going off the road and smashing into a tree. Officials had claimed that Chandra was speeding with his car reaching 99 miles per hour. He then proceeded to drive back to his home without calling authorities to report the crash.
The collision led to three of the six boys in the car dying, these were 16-year-olds, Daniel Hawkins, Drake Ruiz, and Jacob Ivascu, while the three others survived.
Chandra during the trial claimed that he had only chased after the teens’ vehicle because he was scared about the safety of his family and was looking for a way to take out his anger. He also admitted to having drunk 12 beers prior to the incident.
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